Intensive Outpatient

Intensive Outpatient Treatment Program For Substance Abuse In Indiana

The Intensive Outpatient Program is designed to prepare patients who have completed the Residential or Partial Hospitalization programs and provides for a healthy transition into the community and society. The objective of the Intensive Outpatient Program provides methods and skills to manage day-to-day challenges and stressors without using drugs or alcohol. The Intensive Outpatient Program is designed to help integrate into the community, and apply learned recovery skills to real-life settings.


9-15 hours of clinical services per week and individual sessions.


Continuation of medication management.


Psych Testing as determined by assessment.


Access to our medical clinic.


Life Skills program includes employment and educational goals.


12-Step meetings and sponsorship.

Intensive Outpatient Frequently Asked Questions

The Benefits Of An Intensive Outpatient Program?

Research and clinical practice have proven beyond reasonable doubt that intensive outpatient programs are effective and facilitate the recovery of patients of substance abuse. In the early 80s, there was an erroneous belief that outpatient programs were means for highly placed and gainfully employed individuals. It was believed that intensive outpatient program would be of no benefit to patients who were regularly plagued with psychosocial stressors including co-occurring disorders and homelessness. Modern research and clinical experience have, however, indicated that intensive outpatient programs can positively affect clients with a wide range of biopsychosocial problems. The efficacy is enhanced when support services such as housing, psychiatric support services, medical support and case management are provided.

The medical world has identified substance abuse to be a chronic disorder similar to hypertension, asthma and diabetes. Researchers have thus questioned the acute care model of service delivery that has characterized substance abuse treatment for the past 50 years. Intensive outpatient programs now extend well beyond the initial 8-12 weeks of treatment.

How is Eligibility for Participation in Our IOP Therapy Determined?

During the client’s initial appointment or evaluation, we can help to determine which type of program is most appropriate for the individual and if a residential treatment option is best, we can make recommendations at that time.

We focus on education, community building, and group therapy. Groups are kept to an average of 8 members so all individuals get the focus needed for successful outpatient therapy. Because of the level of treatment required through an IOP, family members, parents, and/or support persons are required to be involved in the individual’s treatment and are counseled as well to help their loved ones succeed.

What Does Our Intensive Outpatient Program Offer?

Bridges of Hope’s Intensive Outpatient program has a treatment approach that caters to the patient’s personal life. With an intensive outpatient program, patients are free to spend time with their loved ones, take a job, and participate in daily life activities as they continue to build and hone their coping skills. Our IOP program has a comprehensive treatment plan for participants in the outpatient program.

Services offered at the intensive outpatient program include:

  • Group therapy sessions with peers
  • Individual therapy sessions with healthcare professionals, counselors and or therapists
  • Detox services
  • Marriage and family counseling services
  • Physician-monitored medication management
  • Planning strategies to prevent a relapse
  • Skills acquisition programs and counseling
  • 12-step meetings or other support groups

Our intensive outpatient program in Indiana treats as important, the life of the patient in the community after treatment. We understand that patients have needs for services such as financial management, occupational counseling, dieting and nutrition classes, and of course housing assistance. Our intensive outpatient program is committed to building a strong foundation for our patients by offering assistance on practical aspects of building a better life.

Is There Relapse Prevention at IOP?

The Intensive Outpatient stage of treatment is characterized by an increased risk of a relapse. After patients have completed an inpatient program, they are released into the outside world. There, they may come in contact with those factors that triggered substance abuse. Such factors may include friends, family, workplace, etc. It is therefore of utmost importance to prevent relapse at this stage.

The intensive outpatient program has put in place some relapse prevention skills, which include:

  • Ability to identify emotional triggers
  • Identification of the signs of a relapse
  • Ability to build a network of friends, family and professionals that are willing to support you on your recovery journey
  • How you can minimize the damage if a relapse occurs
  • Getting back on track with recovery

Patients in an outpatient setting are made to understand that a relapse does not mean the end of life. They can still live the life they desire if they wish to. Patients are made to understand that it is possible to significantly reduce or minimize the duration and severity of a relapse with the right resources and support.

What Are The Advantages of an Intensive Outpatient Program?

Patients who have just completed an inpatient rehab program can feel a bit unsettled or even scared when released into the outside world. This is because of the new found freedom as compared to the restrictions they got used to in the inpatient setting. The Indiana intensive inpatient program provides the necessary support required by the patients to survive and thrive at this stage. Patients who have just completed an inpatient rehab program can feel a bit unsettled or even scared when released into the outside world. This is because of the new found freedom as compared to the restrictions they got used to in the inpatient setting. The Indiana intensive inpatient program provides the necessary support required by the patients to survive and thrive at this stage.

Some of the key advantages of an intensive outpatient setting include:

  • Greater sense of self-efficacy: Patients are made to understand that they can successfully tackle the little challenges that life brings their way daily. The sense of self-efficacy is achieved when they tackle daily challenges alongside their recovery process. Patients are supported by therapists, social workers and case managers to increase their self-efficacy.
  • Independence: The outpatient setting grants the patient more freedom than the inpatient setting. Patients are thus able to build and foster relationships, handle their emotions effectively, engage in everyday life while maintaining their commitment to a life free of substance abuse.
  • Convenience: Outpatient centers are located near transportation, business premises, schools and workplaces to ease the movement of patients and assist in their recovery while going about their daily activities. Also, with the proximity of outpatient centers to hotels, shopping malls and other social settings, it is easier for families and loved ones to visit.
  • Cost-effectiveness: Inpatient rehab centers are usually more expensive because of certain factors like accommodation, meals, and 24-hour staffing and other living expenses. This is not the case with outpatient treatment centers. Our Indiana intensive inpatient program does everything possible to provide a cost-effective program while maintaining the best level of care and treatment.
Who Benefits the Most from an Intensive Outpatient Program?
An IOP is not right for everyone, however there are studies that show that IOP care for people with alcoholism is not always successful. It has been published that in researchers found that 36 percent of alcoholics who completed an IOP had returned to drinking. That data suggests that at the very least some people who enroll in an IOP would do better in a residential program. A residential program has the support system and the community of help around them from the moment they wake up in the morning until the moment they go to bed at night. At least until they have the proper amount of tools to help maintain their sobriety are in place. To be honest, the time outside of Bridges of Hope is just too dangerous for them to maintain their sobriety and recovery while it’s still in its infancy.

Contact Bridges of Hope to Find Out More About Our Intensive Outpatient Program

The family at B-Hope will be here and ready to help you achieve the hope of sobriety and recovery with our Intensive Outpatient Program. Give us a call today at 888-481-8803 today.


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